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Why Detoxification is Critical for the Prevention and Treatment of Chronic Conditions
In our modern world we live amongst a sea of toxins in our air, water, food supply and even in our homes. Hazardous chemicals are in household cleaning supplies and thousands of personal care products (including antiperspirant, mouthwash and tampons) with no label warnings whatsoever.
Prescription and over the counter drugs, poor quality supplements are toxic and often contain artificial chemical additives. Poisonous heavy metals from numerous environmental sources are another concern, and electromagnetic fields are everywhere. The bombardment of daily toxins from almost every place imaginable can have many adverse effects and take a toll on our health overtime.
Nearly all of these chemicals damage our cells, weaken the body, create chronic illness, and can lead to cancer.
Many people roll their eyes at the thought or idea of detoxing but with so much garbage coming into our bodies, it is important to be taking out the ‘cellular trash’ on a regular and daily basis. This is what the cells of our bodies are designed to do through adequate sleep, movement, sweating, drinking enough clean water and consuming high water content foods (ie fruits and vegetables) among other things.
The cells of our body automatically cleanse and detoxify by eliminating accumulated waste products. If the body is unable to eliminate toxins fast enough, compared to the amount of toxic waste coming in, cells start malfunctioning and the disease process begins.
This is the underlying reason to detoxify. It is based on the principle that the accumulation of toxins greatly contributes to cellular damage and disease formation, and thus the elimination of toxins has the ability to prevent and even cure disease. Detoxification has been used for thousands of years (since the time of Hippocrates) and long before modern, pharmaceutical-based medicine became the accepted treatment for disease.
Detoxification protocols are widely used amongst alternative health practitioners. Water fasting (seen as extreme by some) rapidly detoxifies the body and is one of the oldest therapeutic practices used to cleanse and heal. Today we can use water fasting, juice fasting, raw food, elimination diets, colonics, enemas, infra-red saunas, essential oils, emotional release techniques, herbs, vitamins and minerals to detoxify the body.
Where you start or what method you choose depends on your comfort level, severity of your presenting symptoms and what you are aiming to achieve. Many people choose to be proactive and maintain wellness rather than being reactive and trying to put out fires when disease manifests in the body.
Cell Renewal is a Must to Stay Healthy
All life is maintained through the reproduction of cells in that cells are continually replaced when old cells die off. In other words, the body is in a constant state of self-renewal. Toxins are eliminated continually and consistently in a healthy body, which allows genuine healing to occur. As mentioned, the problem occurs when the body is constantly inundated with a stream of toxic material, making it difficult to keep up with elimination and allowing toxins to accumulate.
This slow poisoning has an effect on the body’s pH balance and all these poisons push the body into an acidic state, allowing disease to begin. Toxins and heavy metals must be removed in order to modify the body’s pH and bring it back to an alkaline state – back into Harmony and a High State of Vibration.
Some Obvious Signs that Your Body Could Benefit from a Detox:
- Joint Pain
- Weight Gain
- Skin Issues
- Foggy Brain
If you feel that you may benefit from a detox you can begin by implementing the following into your daily life to start easing the load on your body, mind and spirit:
Please don’t feel the need to introduce everything at once, choose what is possible for now.
- Buy organic Fruit and Vegetables or better still, grow your own to reduce the toxic load (if consuming non organic products make the effort to rinse all fruit and vegetables in your kitchen sink filled with water and a cup of apple cider vinegar).
- Increase the amount of raw food that you consume (I like to eat raw until 4pm) e.g. cold pressed juices, smoothies, salads, nuts and seeds
- Reduce with the aim to eliminate all known toxins in your home that are found in your personal care, laundry, kitchen, bathroom and gardening products.
- Try to get adequate sleep, move your body (walk, run, rebounding, yoga or whatever else tickles your fancy), drink plenty of clean water and eat lots of high water content foods.
- Introduce the following household plants to absorb indoor pollutants: Garden Mum, Spider Plant, Dracaena, Ficus, Peace Lily, Boston Fern, Snake Plant/Mother-in-law’s Tongue, Bamboo Palm and Aloe Vera.
- Reduce the amount of sugar you consume. This DOES NOT INCLUDE FRUIT SUGAR, NATURALLY OCCURRING FRUCTOSE IS VERY BENEFICIAL FOR YOUR BODY.
If you are interested in knowing more about how detoxing or how my services can help you with your specific symptoms/needs please feel free to contact Hawk Therapies Wellness Centre on 9331 0737 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and I would be more than happy to chat to you about how I can support your wellness journey.
To celebrate my commencement at Hawk Therapies Wellness Centre, we are offering the following specials for the month of May:
20% OFF ALL CONSULTATIONS
and a FREE 10-minute phone consultation to answer any questions and assess whether my style would be of value to you.
Looking forward to meeting you all soon,
Blessings and Kind Regards,
Naturopath and Wellness Consultant